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Tip: add “reduce motion on / off” before and after the “open app” input in each shortcut to have a subtler transition
I DONT SEE THAT OPTION
SMH copy my comment and get more like. 😂
eric henderson settings > accessibility > motion > reduce motion on
how do i do that?
Really nice tiered overview of home screen customization options, Marques. Just signed up and will be checking out some of your other videos. I switched last month from Android to iOS. There are things I certainly like about iOS but I am TOTALLY missing the ease and variety of customizability I had with my Android. I SO hope Apple gets their act together and starts allowing for this.
iOS 14.3 update removed the redirection to shortcuts app and now it goes directly to the App.
HOLYY SHIT YES
Please bro can u reply to me? So it shows a popup when i open the app through shirtcut is there a way for that popup to not appear?
but there is still a popup that shows up at the top of the screen but it is better than before
@Makenzie Rose animations section in the shortcuts app
@Deepwing0923 wait how do you do new animation
Love how you take us through the levels in an organized manner. It really makes things easier for someone who hasn't experimented much with their iphone.
He sped through this shit like a bat out of hell
Great video! The going to the shortcut screen first before opening an app and lack of red badges on my messaging app are going to take some getting used to but I really like the way my new layout looks. Thanks for walking us through how to get there!
Clip-Share really getting comfortable with the 15 second ads and the double ads lmao...
Welcome to 2022
We need to go to rumble, just that rumble got to update there page it looks old and bootleg lol
you're gonna love twitch then
It took me two years to finally find this comment I thought I was the only one for that long
I remember the very first (and only) iPhone I had, the iPhone 5S, I found out I could kind of customize apps through some Safari shortcut or something. It was completely inconvenient, but it felt special to me. I don't even remember how it worked now, but I remember having these ugly icons only because it was different than what it came with. Those were the days.
Really great tips and setup guide for level 1, 2 and 3 💪Level 3 was different but looks great
With the Siri shortcut you can have the apps open without the Siri shortcut app. They also can still have the notification circle. I have three apps with custom shortcuts that I’ve been using ever since Siri Shortcuts became a thing and they never needed to open up the shortcut app when I wanted to open up the app.
Exactly the kind of video I was looking for. Thanks for the quality content and smooth delivery.
I love how you broke this down bc I was so confused about the Level 3 I’ve been seeing everywhere. Thanks for the tutorial M!
@Qayam Khan mate did you get the red wallpaper
Who remembers the days of jailbreaking, Cydia and Airblue? I was so obsessed with tinkering back then ❤️🇳🇬
🇱🇷Awesome, @Steve.watcher hepled me gain back my disabled account in a matter of seconds. Find him on Instagram to get this service and lots more 👈
@Edward Rubio yeah green sus
Not sure if people have already added this tip. But could go to settings and search Reduce Motion then turn Reduce Motion ‘ON’. Just allows for apps to load up fine without going to shortcut first 👍🏻
Super helpful! I was about to customize but most Clip-Sharers did not explain the shortcut aspect and the delay in opening apps. So I've decided against it.
FYI for anyone watching this on iOS 14.3 or above, they updated it so the shortcuts app doesn’t flash on the screen anymore when you open it.
That's a game changer!
yup, thought I was the only one
Can you freely arrange icons on the screen ? Like placing a single icon in the lower part of the screen, and another single icon in upper row on the screen, middle upper part. If not, are there plans for that ? Because you can do that on MacOS and you can of course do that on Android, Windows, and every other operating system.
Unfortunately, no. I wish you could.
I love how the Google widget is better than the widget on Android.
Even the Google Maps app is better than the android version 😂😂
All the apps are better optimized on iphone
@Manu Shanbhog that’s so imposible for you to know
I just upgrade Android 12 UI 4.0 ❤️
i made it from 3.6 likes to 3.7 :)
I have to say Marques, you are my favorite person on YT to find information out on my iPhone 12 Pro. You explain everything much easier in "layman's terms!" I am an avid MacBook Pro user for years but not as well versed with my iPhones but I find that your videos explain everything so much better than other YT'ers! So, thank you!
There might be another way to do this. On iOS a URL can open any app and it can have an icon and go on Home Screen. Maybe there is a was to make these shortcuts and add to Home Screen. Like using backup/restore and edit the .db file or use iMazing or something
Hi Marques. Just so that I am clear say I am level 3. Would like to have all icons minimalist. Considering purchase the icon Traf collection. Do I need to customize each icons individually and that each time I use an icon I’ll "pass" by shortcuts in order to be able to use custom icons? Really enjoy your videos. Peace.
I’ll just use level 1 because I love the simplicity of its style.
Being of an older generation keeping up with technical development takes a little longer. But whenever I need advice or explanation I always turn to this guy. Clear and always concise.
I use iPhone 3
Me to a Tee 🤣😄
I’m young and we still need to see tutorials like this. It’s too much development in a short time, but trust me it’s better to stay ahead than be left behind
Turn on 'reduce motion' in settings to stop the shortcuts app opening first every time
@Replay Archive if you update to iOS 14.6 it does it for you.
where is that in settings?
Just got my mom an iPhone X (I'm using a Samsung Galaxy S20) and I must say, Apple did a really great job with the widgets. Don't like it as much as my S20, but it's decently customizable.
Widgets, nice stuff. I'm really glad Apple is getting rid of Siri Shortcuts opening in iOS 14.3, that will be amazing. Next step, badges for shortcuts.
I learned a lot from this video, thank you so much! I'm confident Apple will make customization much easier in the future. It'll just take a lil bit ☺️
@Mad Ty bro some of you andriod fanboys get crazy
I remember in the old days when you could go into itunes and set your apps wherever you wanted them
@DK 😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂 nice joke, if you really had an android phone then you would never ever take side of apple, unless your friends, family or relatives are iSheep and they're bullying you for being an android user
@Mad Ty I have an android phone idiot. I'm literally using a galaxy s21
@DK 😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂🤣🙏👍😂😂🤣🙏👍😂😂🤣🙏👍👍😂😂, you never user an android phone right?😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂, iSheep
I don’t know why but this video was relaxing af. 😂
nah this whole channel is relaxing lol
Did u sleep while watching it?
I went into jiggle mode
its marquis`s relaxed voice and demeaner !
I was falling asleep watching this
IOS 15 Now doesn’t take you to the shortcuts before opening the app!!! Best change ever
Delete the shortcut after making the icon. It stops the banner
@ciara Power THANK YOU😫😫😫
@Ivan K U can turn off shortcut’s notifications
@srirag velpuri U can turn off shortcut’s notifications
Colour widgets are really good ! You can download the whole pack of icons with one button! Many designs!
You can change app icons much easier with color widget now you just download the icon pack and all of the apps appear on the home screen
I've been thinking of going back to an iPhone, but this just sealed the deal that I really prefer Android's customizations more :)
The amount of MKBHD content right now is just mind boggling. Banging video after banging video. Back to back to back. Thank you Marques.
They updated the shortcut thing so it doesn’t open the shortcut app when you press it, it just opens the app immediately. That’s how it works on my iPad at least
can you make the home screen have empty space? I'll get excited for customization of the apple screens when you aren't forced to fill it up from the top left first and can put folders, icons, and widgets wherever you want. You know, the bare minimum in customization that has existed on every other electronic device/computer in the world for the last three decades
Just spent 4 hours customizing my home screens and it looks amazing... The series shortcut pop up is gone. They updated it. BUT it does drain your battery quite a bit. So yeah my iphone looks way nicer... But im finding i cant even get a full 12 hour day of consistent usage on a full charge. If you read this, you might want to hold off. Im not sure if it is worth-it yet.
Thank you so much for this! Cause I updated my iPhone into iOS 14 and it still didn’t get the home screen and now I have it! ☺️
iOS 14 releasedPeople: you know, I'm somewhat of a graphic designer myself
@Samoel Filho "apple turns the things looks way better optimizing user experience"Don't go having a brain aneurysm, "Samoel"
Then they make these ugly ass icons while saying paid ones by actual designers are not worth it 😬
@Samoel Filho saying "Android is a buggy system" shows that you don't know much about the OS. At least it shows that you don't know that it preforms differently on different devices and with different setting or builds. And all of this is because Android allows you to have different phones settings and builds unlike apple
Update: with shortcuts now it comes up as a notification not a whole screen so it’s very very helpful and actually made me do mine and it doesn’t get in the way now
Awesome tips, thank you! Also link to the 3 wallpaper photos you have on the phone you used in this demo?
7:16 To fix that problem, go to settings, search up reduce motion and turn it on. Fixed response time.
Lunar Phase Widget is nice, it shows the stage of illumination of the moon and in the app you can scroll through the calendar to see what the moon has and will look like, its alignment, etc.
Me so proud of customizing my Home Screen.“This level is for you, mom and dad.”Ouch.
That's what i hate about iphone. Their icons are big and boring. How do you customize that? By rearranging icons? lol
@Baking Sweet Hope - Anita well, they are removing the part of Siri Shortcuts that opens the app, so there is that to look forward to in iOS 14.3. Next step is giving badge rerouts, to allow us to give our shortcuts badges from certain apps.
Same feeling 😂
hey its all right some of us have had 10 years of experience customizing our androids and apple just "invented" widgets now.
Me too. I though I was cool with my level one until he called me "Mom and Dad" Pissed off right now, I'm going to work it hard to a level 7 now. 😂
...interesting. I paused this video at the battery demo and added that to my Home Screen. I just didn’t realize to do that till you mentioned it. I like it. Good video. I subscribed so I’ll get more. I like your easy way of explaining things.
I am trying to customise my home screen, but it’s a lot of work. I used to just reset my home screen layout whenever I downloaded a new app, which also worked great. People were always like “wow… you are soo organised! it’s all in alphabetical order!!”… But iOS 14 exposed my laziness to the world. And I hate you for that, Apple.
Luckily a lot of these things have been fixed from Apple know when you open your Shortcuts app it doesn't have to open the Shortcuts app
Thank you for the honesty about the drawbacks. Talked me into NOT doing the Shortcuts trick.
When Google makes a better widget for iOS than Android
@jackson peterson whdgets aren't shit on Android though? When were they ever bad there's thousands to choose from. If you choose a bad widget that's your fault
@Phonk Equinox they are saying that its googles fault their widget is sh*t on android and not on ios
@Ahmet Deveci how the hell is it googles fault that dozens of companies make different designed phones
when android has thousands of custom widgets so that doesn't even matter
girlsdrinkfeck uhh suree buddy 😂😂😂
Excellent info! Great presentation!
A glimpse of several ways Apple could make the IOS interface sooooo much better.
I would have greatly appreciated having the name of the apps you recommended on screen; in this way I had a hard time understanding the name of the app you were talking about and especially when switching from one app to another 🙃
Wow, I'm so glad that I have found this video. This must be one of the best tips and tricks videos for android users who are moving in to ios.
I love how Marques has broken this down into 3 levels and here I am, an Android user admiring the clean customization experience of an iPhone! Anyway, great stuff, as always, MKBHD!
Excellent information and presentation. Thanks!
Thank you so much, it is so helpful for a person like me who upgraded from 6s that I did not update because I did not have enough GB to IPhone 13 pro. It was kind of complicated. I have one question. How can I set up my phone so it would give me notification when I received emails from just important people on google & yahoo email app. I just hate when someone send me important email and I read it 2 days later. Your advice would be greatly appreciated.
hey Marques do you know a better solution for iPhone file transfer? They seem to have made it obsolete in the new iOS, in efforts to FORCE everyone into full cloud dependence. I know a lot more people could use a video on this than you’d think!
Any way to have folders on your homescreen like in android? Like an Icon that opens up a small window with the apps you choose to put there. I have 5 Folders and one home screen on my android device, but I have like 20-30 apps in total in all those folders, organized as I want them to be.
All I want is a Spotify widget that I can interact with on the Home Screen!
@Moldy Taters I was so disappointed when I couldn’t use my widgets from Home Screen when I changed to iPhone ://
android has it but its a tad ugly ngl
lmao a functional widget on iOS?
They have it now people
This is probably a function to come in iOS 16, watch the WWDC in 2 months, you'll know then.
im level 3 but never had an android lol, and im also inpatient so i made them to look cute but have all of my main apps in a folder (as i had before because it looks cleaner and prettier) and it’s great honestly
Probably one of my favorite MKBHD thumbnails ever!
Just got my IPhone 12 today and I was really hoping you had a video on how to customize my Home Screen. Super glad you made this video because I already know it’s going to help me a lot.
Almost none of these tips applies to the new SE Second Generation. Like tapping on the three buttons at the bottom of the home page does not give me an option to change the look. Or selecting different sizes for the weather app widget because there actually is only one size. I was hoping these things would be the same as in the video. On the other hand, I can open my SE with my fingerprint even when my mask is on so all is not lost. Still, I like your videos for other stuff and just watching you talk is really calming.
As an Android user I’m glad to see some customizations on iOS devices.
@Ian Grams great way to put it. As an Android user, I love this. Look, one thing Ng they did that is different and super cool is the ability to save different homescreens. My understanding is that you can use Shortcuts to automatically set homescreen X when you arrive at a certain location or for certain days. So, you get to work and the widgets and apps are geared toward your needs then, you get home, different. Android doesn't do that to my knowledge. I hope they copy.
@Steve Jobs you know that you don't... have to customize customizable devices, right? They all come with the Grandma and Grandpa-proof UI. No stress!
I second that. A rising tide lifts all boats.
Choco Well, it’s a fact that most “customized” devices end up looking like trash.
@Steve Jobs or maybe you just lack of creativity
Honestly, at 8:00 I was thinking that the absence of red notification numbers might be the greatest pro of using these shortcut icons.
Nice video really helped out I have a question how did you get the background on the 3:51 part
Coming from android: IOS should allow to keep apps ONLY on the lowest row(easy to reach while using phone in one hand)And hope Google creates Keep widget for IOS
I just wanna say this is really helpful video and you did a good job of explaining
In accessibility, use the "reduce motion" option to nearly eliminate the delay in app opening
@David Hill On android I also do the same on every single phone i have! Everything feels snappy. Apps open instantly and what not. But on ios its a totally different story. Neither does it make it faster by any means nor does it look good. So yeah! Running through the ui is choppy too once u reduce animations.
michieff yea it’s still there but it’s way better looking to get to apps but i hate it , so i ain’t gonna change my apps till apple makes it possible
No the delay is still there, just not animated. You can never get rid of the built in transition delays in IOS.
It doesn't speed it up, the time the animation uses up is just a weird freeze screen, at least at my 11
reduce motion is fine on phones with a home button but without a home button it just feels wierd lol
Honestly, I have custom icons, and you get used to having to wait. It’s not that big of a deal and it doesn’t bother me.
This is cool and thanks, however it is still pointless until we find a way to get that little red corner number. Not knowing you have a new whatsapp message is not worth the changed icon. Plus the whole thing works around 80% of the time and resets when you restart the phone. Also, doing this for camera freezes the camera every time on opening for 0,5s.
I bet I am not the only one taking screenshots of each icon to then apply them to shortcuts instead of paying $28. Totally worth it!!
You can also toggle on "reduce animations" in the settings so the shortcut app popping up is less noticeable. Helps for now!
wait for 14.2 or is it 14.3 anyways the recent update removes that shortcut app opening to run shortcut. it is already implemented in beta release. it will be instant
Pro tip: set “reduce motion” on and the transition is much faster with the shortcuts
Hey guys if you don't mind could you please check out Goomer Gang it only take 5 seconds Thank you
that’s a pretty hacky workaround tbh
Rahul Damala just download icon themer search up on reddit
Slow or not slow the transition still sucks
Thanks for sharing 🤩 this was so helpful
Thank you, can count on my boy MKBHD when I have a tech question 💯💯
one thing that I certainly would miss so much, if I use iOS, is the google app widget
The only thing I miss is rearranging the icons any way I want... the bottom, the left bottom corner, etc. Like common this is a really basic feature :V
I’ve had my 12 pro max for months now but I’m finally taking the time to customize my home screen
Very helpful. Thanks 👍🏻
For a second this had me actually contemplating, maybe, just maybe, giving iOS a try. By the end of the video it's clearly not even close to replacing the customization on Android.
Thank you so much this was exactly what I was looking for
MKBHD: "You can't really actually do custom icons YET"I knew it, he's already using iOS 15.
@Ahmed Naveed Games no the custom icons come out in ios 17
Cheenu Soni it’s over reacting the joke tho
Calm down he just used siri shorcuts to change the icon
@Null adding more numbers ≠ funny
On opening the shortcuts app , just turn on reduce motion and it will jump right to what you want to get too!
I've been a iphone user for several years but still miss the Android launchers. I used the mlauncher on the today's view but can't use it for 14.6. I particularly liked that I could open indiviual facebook pages from today's view but can't find anything from apple that does the same. I tried to make several shortcuts to individual pages but they all open to the same page. Any suggestions? Thank you!
It would be cool if for every page on the Home Screen you could have a different wallpaper.
@Dusan Stevanovic oh yeah. That would be cool. Like a mini stop motion video
you remember those little flip books people would make? I would do that with it, just swipe really fast and have a smal video.
Omg no idea why but a blank screen is EVERYTHING!!! 😎 Nice that they are now catering to the OCD crowd of being able to just have a clean screen.
adding widgets with shortcut starts at 6:14 you’re welcome 😉
Not at all embarrassed about "This level is for you, Mom and Dad" - I appreciate Marques knowing that there are many out there that didn't grow up with this technology, me being one of them.
Im just watching this back and i realized i used shortcuts on iPhone for like years before ios 14 came and it took me 2 or 3 hours but its pretty and now we dont have the shortcuts app showing 😊
The home screen one where you just have the dock has been around for a long timely iPhone 6 can do that.
I’m a software engineer and I’m fine staying at level 2. Level 3 feels very gimmicky to me. If we can ever do it natively without shortcuts (maybe we never can) then I’ll go up a level
every type of "customization" on Apple devices feels gimmicky because it is gimmicky. They don't want you to have that customization. I half expect they're doing it all poorly on purpose to make their users think "Wow all this customization is hard and finicky, I'll just trust apple to make the decisions for me" and further drive home the idea that Apple knows what's best and that the world of customization you find on Android devices is too hard to understand, clunky, and buggy to every try and make the switch.
you actually can make icons without it going through shortcuts just watch Bo0M H4CKZ V2 video how to do so
So it's gimmicky but you'll do it (eventually)Also, You're a complete tool for mentioning your job.
@Truman Bazar sweet, thanks for the info bruh!
Wow, Apple is so far behind the bar. I am only here because my job no longer allowed us to use Android. Everything in this video is a hundred times easier and better on Android over Apple.
Update: on the latest iOS it opens the app directly and just has a check mark at the top of the screen for a sec
i just got my ios 14 and upgraded my phone. was surprised that it was actually a shortcut instead of the real ones lol. hope the developers would fix the issue to edit the each app.
For a former android user, would you consider an updated video of this one?
Man, if only these widgets were interactable. The old iOS widgets were interactable, I don’t know why Apple decided to make the new ones purely visual.
Umm iirc the big sized one is!
They are lol
AbuBakr Akram like you said, the only ‘interaction’ widgets can have now is a ‘link’ which informs the main app what part of the app to open or show. And it’s even more limited for the small widget size - it is only allowed to act at a single button; you can’t have four options that you choose from in that size. The older widgets in the today view in iOS 13 and below supported having buttons which did something without opening the app (such as like playing or pausing audio for google home) but now it would always cause the app to open. A good example of this limitation is how in the past the iOS reminders widget used to let you mark off completed items, not it doesn’t; all it does is open the app.
Wait for it
You can take the app off of “home screen” and it’ll immediately just take you to the app without opening Siri Shortcuts
Thanks a lot for detailed explanation
All that was super helpful, thank you so much!
just an info, the phone you've been using in the video how much storage has?
Turn ON “Reduce Motion” (under Accessibility Settings) to fix the shortcut app transition
this is really helpful thank you!